Wild Horse Butte and Camp Howard Ridge, Hells Canyon Area, Idaho

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We headed out to the slightly lower elevations of the northern rim of Hell’s Canyon. See John’s trip report here: http://www.splattski.com/2020/wild_horse/index.html

John and Craig were taking a moment to discuss our second peak of the day. I believe this was shot on the summit of our first peak which happened to be only a prominent point on the up and down ridge we were traversing.

Off in the distance was our final peak of the day, Camp Howard Peak. (It is the one on the left with the ridges of snow.)

Ruby hamming it up for the news media.

John and Ruby with Camp Howard Peak getting closer.

Interestingly enough, we had cell service along most of the route. Here I believe Craig was checking in with his wife who was likely lining up landscape projects for him to complete in the week ahead. Craig is fairly new to our backcountry routines and was unaware that he was violating our spousal non communication rules.

Seven Devil Mountains off in the distance.

Here is a blow up with He Devil on the right and She Devil on the left. Check out this post from last September when we climbed those two peaks. https://davefaitlemonde.com/2019/09/12/seven-devils-wilderness-day-3-part-1-idaho/

Cool lone tree…. or bush.

Same tree, different view.

The traverse continues with Dakota leading the way.

The summit was unremarkable, although you could see the Palouse Country off in the distance.

Remember the snow on the ridge from earlier images?

Headed back down the ridge to the car.

Finally an image of the road to Pittsburg Landing, we had parked right at the summit of Pittsburg Landing Pass on the left center of this image.

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